|National Innovation Centre for Ageing||Development Director||United Kingdom|
Why are cross-sector collaborations essential for driving innovation in the Silver Economy?
Development Director, National Innovation Centre for Ageing.
The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing is jointly funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Newcastle University. The Centre brings together world-leading innovation professionals and scientists to work together with industry and the public to develop, test and bring to market products which promote healthy ageing as we grow older. The challenge and market opportunity associated with “growing old better, for longer” was recently identified by the UK Government as one of the four “Grand Challenges” facing the UK and described within its Industrial Strategy.
Patrick has worked widely across the applied research and innovation arenas for over 30 years in organisations ranging from small technology start-ups to internationally recognised translational research laboratories. Over recent years he has developed a particular interest in deep collaboration co-location models where innovation and research assets sit alongside ‘users’ of such expertise to drive open innovation, commercialisation, product development and economic growth.